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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #287 last year
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Initial investment
$34K - $74K
Units as of 2020
221 5.2% over 3 years

Company Overview

Drama Kids Int'l. has been the exclusive U.S. provider of the Helen O'Grady Children's Drama Program since 2000. Helen O'Grady is an international franchise organization which began offering programs in 1979 in Perth, Australia, and later began offering franchises in 1989. Drama Kids franchisees offer children ages 5 to 17 drama classes at schools, community centers and churches. The program runs on a 40-week school year basis, and consists of single, hour-long classes each week. Each year ends with a performance for family and friends. Classes focus on the following developmental areas: public speaking and articulation skills, leadership abilities, creativity, collaboration skills, social skills, and self-confidence and self-esteem. Drama Kids franchise owners also offer a variety of summer camps.

About Drama Kids

Founded
1979
Parent Company
Drama Kids
Leadership
Faith Clark, President

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1989 (32 years)
# of employees at HQ
7
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming

# of Units
221 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
15271 McGregor Blvd., #16-282
Fort Myers, FL 33908

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Drama Kids franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$27,500 - $57,500
Initial Investment
$33,800 - $73,500
Net Worth Requirement
$50,000
Cash Requirement
$30,000
Veteran Incentives
10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
8%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
Term of Agreement
7 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Drama Kids has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
6 hours
Classroom Training
45 hours
Additional Training
Via webinar
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
Yes
# of employees required to run
1
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Ranked #142

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Ranked #60

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Updated: February 8th, 2021